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Haiti - Social : Cuba collects with dignity 292 Haitian migrants drifting at sea for 5 days
11/02/2022 10:18:29

Haiti - Social : Cuba collects with dignity 292 Haitian migrants drifting at sea for 5 days
292 Haitian migrants in an irregular migratory situation, including 56 children who were on an overloaded precarious boat initially destined for the USA, drifted off their route due to the strong sea currents of the Windy Passage Strait which separates the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola , finally stranded on the coast of the Province of "Ciego de Ávila" (Cuba) after 5 days at sea, exhausted with no more water or food...

The Cuban authorities and the Red Cross informed of the incident quickly went to the scene, the Haitians were rescued, giving them first aid, testing them for Covid-19 and malaria, before taking them to the hospital. former school of "Campo Ceballos 8", which is being restored to be converted into 73 accommodations.

Migrants were entitled to breakfast, lunch and snacks in facilities that had toilets, running water, real beds, sheets, towels and medical services on site, underlined Ana Francisco, Vice-Governor of the province.

Recall that 50 other Haitians were welcomed in Ciego de Ávila in October 2021 for a period of 25 days, before being repatriated by plane to Port-au-Prince.

S/ HaitiLibre

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